Monday, April 28, 2008

Slug Creature Walk Cycle



Not exactly Pixar quality, but this is my first attempt at a walk cycle using Maya. It's certainly more than I could have done at the beginning of the year. Yay college!

Senior Week Sacrifice

Remember how I was illustrating the cover for the Senior Week calendar? Well, the feedback was to make him "less cracked out," and they wanted his face to change. So here he is with his boring face. Compare it with the first drawing, and I think it's clear which is better.
However, not only are they paying me, but they're paying me much more than they should. So I guess I'll sacrifice my artistic preference for a paycheck. Something tells me this is the first of many sacrifices like that.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cowboy Vs. Superhero RETURNS!

So I was a little bummed this image wasn't gonna be part of the poster (particularly since I'm not thrilled with the way the new poster came out), but I'm excited that this image will appear on t-shirts to be sold at Big Show!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Big Show - Super Hero

I posted a drawing earlier of a super hero battling a cowboy, but ultimately it was decided that instead of showing the competing themes, we'd have one poster per theme. So this was a bit of a rush job, since the show is really soon and we just want to get the word out. Check out the difference between the final product (above) and the thumbnail sketch (below:)
The sketch is so much better: more dynamic, more loose. The super hero in the finished drawing looks like he has a weird hunchback with a tiny arm flailing about, while the sketch looks like a solid punch-to-the-face! Luckily, I loosened up by the time I got to the villain, and I'm pretty happy with the way he turned out.
On another note, not to get sentimental or anything, but this is the last poster I'll ever make for the Ad-Libs. Therefore, that also means this is my last show with the Ad-Libs. Unless, of course, if I don't graduate...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Fish Bowl

My friend wrote a short play entitled "Fish Bowl," and he asked if I could make a drawing for the program. But he doesn't want my ordinary cartoony style, so I did this drawing quickly today to prove to myself it's not impossible. I'm pretty happy with the fish, less happy with the bowl. Glass and water are infamously difficult, especially for someone like me who doesn't always go for realism.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Senior Week


This might become part of the cover for our "Senior Week" schedule. The theme? "Pushing the Limit!" Wooo. So I thought I'd draw a really extreme looking graduate. Below is one of the thumbnails that led to the finished drawing.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Nonsense


More nonsense inspired by King Trash. I'm enjoying trying out something different.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Dance Dance Dance!

The internet is like instant inspiration. Drawn pointed me in the direction of art by Michael DeForge, and I haven't stopped drawing since. I recently made a mix of dance music, and made this as a CD cover after burning it for a friend.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Cowboy vs. Superhero

Who would win?
The Ad-Libs end of the semester "Big Show" is coming up, and we usually like to have some sort of theme. The group is the largest I've ever seen it (eleven people!) and we couldn't really decide, so the theme will be "competing themes." Therefore, cowboys will fight superheroes. This was an image I had kicking around in my head, and it's good to get it on paper. One of these days it will be in poster form.